Last week, I took my turn at the table during the monthly TOPLAP-bcn session, and we had the opportunity to capture a 3D/ambisonic recording.
I am new to Tidal Cycles, the language I was performing in, but I still feel like these live sessions are valuable as an exploration of algorithmic composition, even if my own composition strategies as an improviser are still evolving. So far I’m finding ample opportunity to experiment with algorithmic transformations of pattern sequences and samples. This piece has up to 7 lines of code running at one time, no more. The transitions you hear are triggered by recompiling individual lines in real time with updated parameters and conditionals.
The recording was made with Zylia ZM-1, a 3rd order ambisonic microphone, and rendered by Sfëar Studio for binaural listening. Disclosure: I am married to the lead developer at Sfëar. 😉
Enjoy! Please feel free to add comments. If you want to hear more, I am on the line-up for the end-of-season Algorave scheduled for July 19 – more info soon!
…Sound/music/noise as a mixture is such a frontier. Its quality of being ubiquitous, and sort of oblivious, too. It forces us to react amidst kind of an insecure feeling. Since turning away or putting on a hat or ear muffs is not really a reasonable option, we’re left with an awkward feeling. I myself love that as a sort of “frontier.”
Thanks for your comment Jim!
I couldn’t tell you how it works, or what it means, but I can say I think it sounded really cool. 🎶
I found a screen recording while someone’s doing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=1OkqxPfKsh8
Yes! Awesome, I’m glad you found Diego. We’ve met through ICLC and VIU. And he is a much more experienced live coder than I am. There is a lot out there on youtube for great examples – I’m just getting started. Check out Alexandra Cardenas – she’s Tidal’s greatest ambassador and a personal hero of mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc_ltnrR1_4 (recorded at my local) If you want to learn something more about how it works, check out the TidalCycles install guide and tutorials. Hit me up with any questions! Also there are almost as many languages/methods to choose from as there are live coders…
AND… here’s the last big Algorave we had. https://youtu.be/IM_tb-yL4qY?t=1928 starting time= Niklas, my partner, who is using Megra, a language he is developing based on markov chains and life cycle algorithms.
I skipped around, but I really liked this part: https://youtu.be/IM_tb-yL4qY?t=5945 .
I’ll add Tidal to my list of fun weekend projects to try out. Thanks for sharing this!
Yesss! That is Scorpion Mouse – they are based in NYC. Superb people and awesome sound. https://www.facebook.com/scorpionmousemusic/